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Tornado Watch 190
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 190
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   730 AM CDT Wed May 3 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern and Western Louisiana
     Southeast Texas
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 730 AM
     until 500 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms will continue to develop and spread
   east-northeastward today. Strengthening low-level/deep-layer shear
   and an increasingly moist air mass near an inland-developing warm
   front will support supercells capable of large hail and a few
   tornadoes. Over time, one or more clusters may evolve and move
   eastward with a damaging wind risk especially across southern
   Louisiana.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Lufkin TX
   to 50 miles south southeast of Baton Rouge LA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
   and possible warnings.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.

   ...Guyer
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